Baseball: Denton’s Harrison says goodbye to coaching

Don’t get too high or too low. That’s been one of Glen Harrison’s main mantras to success during his 28 years of coaching football and baseball.

Baseball: Broncos blast Brewer

Heading into the final inning Tuesday night, Denton starting pitcher Roman Arnold took on the mindset of a closer. He put the first six innings behind him and concentrated on the task at hand.

Girls basketball: Denton coach Krishka to retire

During 38 years of coaching, Denton’s Dennis Krishka took a different approach to the game of basketball. He established the framework of a team through several avenues, not taking the abrasive route of some of his mentors, while taking pride in his ability to build a program.

Baseball: Broncos walk off with win over Guyer

As soon as he reached the dugout in the middle of the seventh inning, Denton ace Roman Arnold walked up to coach Glen Harrison and asked if he could stay on the mound should the game go to extra innings.

Track and field: Guyer sweeps 5-4A team titles

LITTLE ELM — The Guyer track programs won’t be missed in the coming years by their District 5-4A foes. The Guyer boys took the District 5-4A title Tuesday at Little Elm Athletic Complex, winning their fifth straight team title as a 4A program, while the Guyer girls rolled to their seventh straight in Class 4A. The boys and girls won by 80 and 109 points, respectively.

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Track and field: Driven to succeed

A season ago at the regional track meet at McMurry University in Abilene, Denton’s April Pena did what was necessary to advance to the state track meet with a 5-feet, 6-inch effort in the high jump. Unfortunately for Pena, her competitor also achieved the same height a jump before her, which effectively eliminated her from qualifying for state.

Baseball: Falcons get past Broncos

CORINTH — It seemed overly complimentary at the time, but Lake Dallas coach John Tompkins insisted before Friday’s game that Denton was the best — and perhaps scariest — winless team he’d seen thus far.

Softball/baseball roundup: Lady Falcons blank Denton; Ryan falls to Marcus

CORINTH — Leading 2-0 heading into the bottom of the fifth inning, Lake Dallas erupted for eight runs in the frame to earn a 10-0 run-rule victory over Denton Friday.

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Boys soccer: Rider eliminates Denton

WICHITA FALLS — Battling swirling winds at Memorial Stadium for the second consecutive week, Denton had its chances against Wichita Falls Rider in the sectional round of the Class 4A playoffs Thursday.

Boys soccer: Denton looking for more in third round of playoffs

Two victories into their playoff crusade, the Denton boys are striving to find the correct formula.

Softball roundup: Lady Broncos beat Rider 4-3

Allie Shelton capped off a three-run rally in the seventh inning Friday night with a walk-off double as Denton defeated Wichita Falls Rider 4-3.

Boys soccer: Broncos advance on five-goal onslaught

WICHITA FALLS — Denton forward Feliciano Amaya’s memories of last season’s playoff letdown have been eating at him. So after scoring in the opening round of the Class 4A playoffs and adding two goals Thursday against Wichita Falls Hirschi in Denton’s 5-0 area-round victory, he feels like he’s got the monkey off his back.

Soccer: Same trip awaits Guyer, Denton

If the Denton Broncos, Guyer Wildcats and Guyer Lady Wildcats are to advance in the playoffs, they will have to win at Wichita Falls’ Memorial Stadium.

Boys soccer: Broncos eliminate Saginaw

FLOWER MOUND — After a disappointing conclusion to last season’s playoff run, the Denton Broncos showed they were ready for the spotlight this time around in their opening bi-district playoff game.

Boys soccer: Position change helps turn Broncos’ season around

Following a 3-0 loss to crosstown rival Ryan on Jan. 24, the Denton Broncos knew they needed to make a change.

Soccer: Playoffs begin today for four area teams

The Guyer Lady Wildcats will begin their defense of the Class 4A state championship tonight when the UIL state playoffs get underway.

Baseball roundup: Ryan falls to 0-4 in district

LEWISVILLE — After Ryan tied the game in the top of the seventh inning, Lewisville picked up a 4-3 walk-off win against the Raiders on Friday night to keep Ryan winless in District 5-5A play.

Baseball notebook: Raiders seek to improve

Before Ryan’s baseball team stepped onto the field for Thursday’s practice, coach Bret Warnack called one of the players into his office.

Softball: Wichita Falls drops Denton to 1-4 in district

In a matchup of teams with 1-3 District 5-4A records, Wichita Falls and Denton put runners on base only to see their pitchers snuff out each rally by not allowing the crucial, game-breaking hit.

Boys soccer: Broncos defeat Falcons, secure playoff berth

CORINTH — With a plenitude of playoff possibilities up in the air, the Denton Broncos entered Tuesday’s game against Lake Dallas knowing a win cemented a second-place finish in District 11-4A.

Football: Guyer fills positions with coaches sporting Denton ties

When Guyer’s football program lost two assistant coaches to head coaching jobs two weeks ago, the Wildcats had some voids to fill.

Soccer: Playoff berths up for grabs in district finales

A simple look at the current District 11-4A boys standings isn’t enough to determine which teams will be playing next week in the postseason and which ones will be sitting at home.

Baseball: Coyotes upend Broncos

A rally Denton worked all night to make happen ended in the blink of an eye.

Softball: Lady Wildcats overpower Denton

The Guyer Lady Wildcats don’t panic. They’ve trailed several times this season and have recovered for victories. So on Thursday night at Wildcat Field, when District 5-4A rival Denton took a significant chunk out of the Lady Wildcats’ armor with a three-run second inning, they were unfazed.

Baseball: Horton one-hits Denton

As a sophomore pitcher on Guyer’s junior varsity team a couple of years ago, Daulton Horton threw more than 115 pitches in each of his first three starts.

Softball: Lake Dallas earns first 5-4A win

Without their ace in the circle and coming off a 12-0 loss to Azle in their previous game, the Lake Dallas Lady Falcons were searching for defense and their first District 5-4A win.

Boys basketball: Ponder loads up 9-2A team

Judging by the way Ponder’s boys basketball season ended over the weekend in Austin, it’s no surprise to see the way the Lions were represented on the District 9-2A all-district team that was released Monday.

Water polo: Denton boys defeat Rockwall

After a sluggish start in the first half of the game against Rockwall on Saturday at the Denton ISD Natatorium, the Denton Broncos rallied to win 10-7.

Soccer: Playoff berths up for grabs

Argyle boys head coach Daniel Lundy concedes that his team put itself in its current situation.

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Baseball: Falcons blank Broncos in 5-4A opener

In the opening game of District 5-4A for Lake Dallas and Denton, the visiting Falcons secured the timely hits when given the opportunity, and their defense got them out of several jams on the way to a 3-0 win on Tuesday night.

Girls basketball: Districts release 2013-14 teams

Fresh off its run to the girls basketball state tournament, Argyle landed a few notable players on the 10-3A all-district team.

Boys soccer: Broncos battle to draw

The District 11-4A playoff chase is, to say the least, murky. Adding in another tie doesn’t make it clearer. That’s exactly what happened on Friday night, though, as Denton and Birdville finished in a 1-1 tie at Bronco Field. Both teams came into the game with identical district records and in the middle of a four-team logjam behind district leader Trophy Club Nelson. Guyer started the day Friday at 3-3 in district play, with Argyle (2-3-1) not far behind.

Softball roundup: Lady Eagles shut out Denton

Alyssa Bruton pitched a four-hit shutout and added an RBI as Argyle topped the host Broncos 2-0 in the Denton tournament on Friday.

Boys soccer: Broncos strong late in victory over Guyer

When Guyer scored early in the second half to erase a two-goal Denton advantage, the Wildcats seemingly had all the momentum on their side.

Girls basketball: Coffey to call state tournament games

There was a time when Robb Coffey’s voice wasn’t as deep, powerful or pleasant on the microphone.

Swimming: Parish takes second at state meet

AUSTIN — The fires of retribution that eventually led Guyer breaststroker Tristen Parish to the medal stand at Saturday’s state meet were stoked more than a year ago, when Parish was disqualified from the Region II meet and denied a chance to compete in Texas’ foremost high school competition.

Softball roundup: Ryan wins four

Ryan had a big day Saturday in the Tina Minke Memorial Tournament, winning four straight games after losing their first game of the day to Trophy Club Nelson 11-3.

Swimming: Lang, Parish swim into state finals

AUSTIN — The preliminary heats of the state meet might linger in the mind of Denton freestyle specialist DJ Lang as the years pass.

Baseball roundup: Broncos take two at Classic

The Denton Broncos rebounded from a 9-0 Thursday night loss to defending Class 4A champion Tomball to pick up a pair of come-from-behind wins on Friday in the Russell Athletics North Texas Classic at Bronco Field.

Soccer roundup: Denton routs Lake Dallas

The Denton Broncos, after suffering a hard-fought loss to Argyle on Tuesday night, erupted for four second-half goals en route to a 5-0 victory over Lake Dallas on Friday night.

Baseball: Tomball blanks Broncos

Denton had plenty to feel optimistic about going into Thursday’s home game against Tomball. The Broncos were returning six starters and had just beaten Saginaw in their opening game of the Russell Athletic North Texas Classic earlier in the day.

Swimming: Parish, Lang lead city swimmers into state meet

One extra kick. That’s what motivated Guyer senior Tristen Parish this season in his pursuit of reaching the state swim meet at Texas’ Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swim Center today and Saturday in Austin.

Baseball/softball: Several tourneys begin today

Days of preparation by booster clubs and coaches at local high schools will be rewarded today. Denton and Argyle’s baseball fields will serve as two of the five sites for the Russell Athletic North Texas Classic, while Ryan and Liberty Christian will be the host schools for the James Taylor Classic. In softball, Ryan will play host to the Tina Minke Tournament.

Boys basketball: Denton falls to Dunbar

HALTOM CITY — Throughout the season, Denton utilized its rambunctious defensive spirit to fluster teams into turnovers and poor shot selection.

Basketball: Guyer, Denton set for playoffs

Both Guyer and Denton will open the basketball playoffs on Tuesday, along with the rest of the area’s boys teams that qualified for the postseason.

Boys basketball: Denton outlasts weary Rider for playoff berth

BOWIE — Before and after Saturday’s District 5-4A playoff between Denton and Wichita Falls Rider, the Broncos had their hands in the middle of their huddle and collectively shouted “brothers” or “family.”

Boys soccer: Broncos, Bobcats shine on defense in draw

It’s the time of the season when the Denton Broncos are hoping they are hitting on all cylinders, and Friday’s matchup at Bronco Field against district-leading Trophy Club Nelson served as a litmus test.

Basketball notebook: Denton seeks consecutive playoff berths

On Saturday, the Denton boys will be looking for that final play, the strong finish that was lacking in Tuesday’s regular-season finale against Trophy Club Nelson, when the Broncos were a few plays away from wrapping up District 5-4A’s final playoff berth.

Boys basketball: Nelson tops Denton in overtime

In a game in which neither team could corral the momentum or put the dagger in a weakened opponent, it was District 5-4A-leading Trophy Club Nelson down two points with 10 seconds remaining Wednesday.

Winter Olympics: Malone, relay squad advance

SOCHI, Russia — Denton native Jordan Malone’s hopes of winning gold at the Winter Olympics remained intact following Thursday’s semifinals in the 5,000-meter short track speedskating relay.